IDS Policy Briefing;43

Achieving Gender Equality Through a Post-2015 Framework

Published on 20 August 2013

This policy briefing is part of the special MDG series and is based on a policy note which was the main outcome of a roundtable co-hosted by BRIDGE/Institute of Development Studies, the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations and the South African Government during the 57th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

It examines how a post-2015 framework can help to promote women and girls’ empowerment and achieve gender equality. The briefing calls for both a gender specific goal and for targets integrated across all other goals. It argues for a new framework to promote gender equality as a human right and address the underlying structural causes of gender inequality by incorporating gender-specific targets across all goals.


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Alyson Brody

Senior Convenor Gender and Human Development

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Hannah Corbett

Head of Communications and Engagement

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Brody, A. and Corbett, H.
IDS Policy Briefing, issue 43


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